Job no: 233319-FA
Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life
Sciences, Instructional, Research, Scientific
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Molecular
Virology (IMV), in collaboration with the Departments of
Pathobiological Sciences, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, or
Biochemistry, seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or
Associate Professor. The faculty hire is expected to develop and
continue a robust research program aimed at generating new insights
into the molecular biology of viruses, particularly RNA viruses,
their processes of infection, replication, structure, biochemistry,
immunology, evolution, proteins & translation, and/or disease
This position is one of a three-part synergistic hiring initiative,
The Metastructures of Viral Infection, which focuses on multiple
components of RNA virology, DNA virology and structural virology.
The collective faculty positions expand and complement the Madison
Virology Program (MVP). This particular hire is expected to develop
or extend a research program geared toward understanding the
molecular biology or biochemistry of viruses, with preference given
to candidates working on cutting edge research directions relevant
to RNA viruses that cause disease in animals or humans, or as
emerging or zoonotic viral pathogens.
In keeping with Madison traditions of collaboration and highly
successful joint appointments, the IMV and the tenure home
department will act as interactive partners in this hire and will
mutually support this position with substantial laboratory
facilities, diverse biological, biochemical and virology
collaborators, high quality students, and other resources. The
successful candidate will become an IMV Member and an MVP
Affiliate, joining a vibrant community of virologists,
complementing and strengthening the UW's outstanding breadth in
biological research. Because this is a cluster hire position, there
are creative opportunities for synergy with recent new hires in the
areas of DNA virus genome superstructure, and cryo-EM-dependent
structural virology. The new faculty member will have additional
opportunities to pursue future federal grant applications in
conjunction with other virology and structural virology faculty
colleagues on campus. The primary department affiliation and tenure
home, among the above-listed departments, will be determined based
on research scope with significant input from the candidate.
Further information regarding the cluster initiative can be found
The UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Medicine and Public
Health, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research
and Education are all committed to maintaining and growing a
culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing
that these values are foundational elements of our excellence, and
fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and
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top institutions in the nation in science and engineering
expenditures, with a research portfolio of over $1 billion. The
city of Madison provides a vibrant, culturally rich environment
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The position is a full-time academic tenure-track (Asst) or tenured
(Assoc) faculty position. It carries a commitment to the three
important functions of instruction, research, and outreach, as well
as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty
Principle duties to include:
1) Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research
program at the forefront of RNA virology, virus biochemistry or a
closely related focus.
2) Teach undergraduate, graduate, or professional students in the
tenure home department curricula. Provide support for education
within graduate programs.
3) Contribute and participate in professional, university, and
community service appropriate to rank.
4) Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity,
and inclusion within the department and university. Promote an
inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. in biological or relevant physical science.
The area of focus includes the study of RNA viruses, or general
virology, in the context of viral infection.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates should display a productive record of established
scholarship of national and international significance in virology,
particularly RNA virology with a demonstrable ability to work in a
collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of, or potential for:
1) publications in impactful journals; 2) success in obtaining
individual and collaborative extramural funding; and 3)
contributions to outreach, extension and service functions of the
Department, College, University and professional societies.
Candidates for the appointment of Associate Professor must meet
criteria for appointment at that rank per UW School of Medicine and
Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, or College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences guidelines for appointment and
promotion on the tenure track.
The University and Madison offer a thriving environment with ready
access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating
neighbors and colleagues. UW-Madison and the Departments of
Biochemistry, Pathobiological Sciences, and Medical Microbiology
and Immunology are committed to further increasing the diversity of
the campus community, programs, and curricula.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) and is
committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces
diversity, inclusion, and equity in cutting-edge research,
education, and service to society. These values are foundational
elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive
and enriching environment for all students, faculty, and
Salary basis (Annual, 12 month or Academic, 9 month) will be
dependent on the selected tenure home at time of hire.
A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JANUARY 01, 2022
ANNUAL (12 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job
number 233319. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's
online application system. Applications submitted outside of this
system will not be considered.
Click the "" button to start the application process.
Applicants should upload the following information as a single PDF
1) Curriculum vitae (CV)
2) Two-page description of research accomplishments and future
3) One-page statement of past and future plans for contributions to
diversity and inclusion
Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at
the time of application.
We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in
advance that letters will be required to the department by
September 15, 2021, if the candidate is advanced to the next round
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Ann Palmenberg, PhD, Chair
RNA Virology Cluster Faculty Search Committee
or to the Search Administrator:
Ms. Bre Sinotte Wang
Department of Biochemistry
Bre Sinotte Wang
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